Obama to sit down at WH with Canada’s PM Harper

WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the White House Wednesday for talks on economic competitiveness, security and other key issues.

Following their meeting, they’ll give statements.

Earlier, the president and Vice President Joe Biden meet in the Oval Office with Senate Democratic leaders. The haggling with Republicans over an extension of Social Security tax cuts is a likely topic.

Late in the afternoon, Obama attends a campaign event at a Washington hotel.